Category Archives: History

Don’t Let Our Smiles Fool You

With bright textiles and chicha morada in abundance, the Honors Passport: Peru intersession course was a whirlwind of cultural riches. Don’t think that means that it was lacking in rigor. Dr. Laurence Hare, who led the course along with Dr. Shawn … Continue reading

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Middlespeak: Building Bridges to Immigrant Integration

We’ve all seen the photo of Omran Daqneesh, the little boy in an ambulance in Aleppo, covered in dust and blood from an airstrike that destroyed his home. International news has been awash in stories of immigrants crossing borders from Syria … Continue reading

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Road Trips: Arkansas Landscapes

“What makes a class honors?” We get that question a lot. And the answer is … it depends. In an engineering course, “honors” may be your entrée to working with the molecular beam epitaxy machine, which allows you to grow … Continue reading

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Postcard from Cape Town: Identifying the Education Gap

Honors College staffer (and alumna fellow) Chelsea Hodge is wrapping up two months in Cape Town, S. Africa, where she has been working with high school students in Philippi township. Only 18% of students in this impoverished area go on to … Continue reading

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Amelia Freeman Adapts to Life in London

Honors History major Amelia Freeman is spending the 2013-2014 year studying abroad as a Libby Finch scholar at Oxford University.  My name is Amelia Freeman, and I am from Shawnee, Kan. I am a history student at the University of … Continue reading

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Hannah Breshears: Presenting in Providence

Honors architectural studies and history graduate Hannah Breshears recently presented research at the Environmental Design Research Association’s annual conference in Providence, Rhode Island. While there, she received valuable feedback from other participants and rubbed shoulders with big names in the … Continue reading

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Joshua Windsor: A Hike through the Highlands

Honors history and classical studies student Joshua Windsor is spending the 2012-2013 year studying abroad as a Libby Finch scholar at Cambridge University, in Cambridge, England. ‘Oh yes, there’s trout in there, and perch and pike, and rainbow and brown … Continue reading

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Work in Progress: Mapping the Honors Thesis with Hannah Breshears

Honors architectural studies and history double major Hannah Breshears chronicles her personal thesis timeline, from spark to finish in the first ever Honors College info graphic.

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Joshua Windsor: Settling In and Setting Out

Honors history and classical studies student Joshua Windsor is spending the 2012-2013 year studying abroad as a Libby Finch scholar at Cambridge University, in Cambridge, England. Lent term, the second term of three, flew by at a head-spinning pace. In … Continue reading

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Joshua Windsor: Out and About at Cambridge University

Honors history and classical studies student Joshua Windsor is spending the 2012-2013 year studying abroad as a Libby Finch scholar at Cambridge University, in Cambridge, England.

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